Category Archives: Freewrite

Reasoning with Death

Prompt: A mother tries to reason with Death, who has come to claim her terminally ill child. I had felt him for days before that moment.  He arrived before my son started coughing, but I didn’t see him until I caught a glimpse of his black cloak as he swept through the hospital corridors.  He was the cold I could never shake, no matter how tightly I wrapped the blankets around myself. He entered the hospital room.  Silently sweeping from the doorway to the bed. “No!” I shouted as I threw myself in front of the bed. The silent, faceless horror stopped and extended a long bony finger to my …

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Man in the Ocean

Prompt: A man has a terrifying dream in which he is being sawn in half. He wakes to find himself in the Indian Ocean; a hotel keycard is clenched in his teeth.  What happens next? I’m going to modify this prompt a bit.  I think what happens next is quite obvious.  The poor man is about to be eaten by a shark.  Instead, I’ll focus on how he ended up in the Indian Ocean with a hotel keycard clenched in his teeth. He’s naked too.  I’m going to mention it now — oh, nevermind.  I’ll get to that. The man is paralyzed.  I’d give him a name but let’s be …

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Obituary

Prompt: Write your own obituary. Dawson Goodell passed away peacefully last Wednesday in his home, on a train, hurtling through space, or fighting a Grizzly bear in the death arenas of Mars.  He lived to the ripe old age of 40-something after surviving the First Zombie Apocalypse of 2013, the Montana Insurrection of 2019 — in which he was an anti-Canadian militant, and the Second Zombie Apocalypse of 2025.  Despite landing on Mars, finding a common in protein all known cancers, curing AIDS, and creating true racial equality in the United States, Dawson will be remembered best for that time he announced loudly to a girl, “You’re problem!” then broke …

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Freewrites – Because My Girlfriend Is The Best!

My girlfriend recently made me a little gift.  It’s a lightbulb that hold little strips of paper.  Each strip contains a freewrite prompt.  They’re pretty awesome.  I’m going to be adding several of my freewrites to the blog under their own category.  I won’t count them for the bloggers challenge, but hopefully they’ll make up for the updates I’ve missed. Now, they are freewrites.  They’re rough, unrefined.  Most of them won’t be brilliant. I may cuss in them.  My policy is to use the best word and the best word in a story is sometimes a curse word. They’re also fiction!  I cannot stress that enough.  Anyway, I hope you …

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